Friday, December 01, 2006
I stopped by the new Starbucks pre-opening yesterday, had a triple breve and met the nice people who work at and run the North End's new coffee joint. The new store is comfortable (though probably not as comfortable as the 21st Av. Starbucks) and it is as-hip-as-mass-production-allows. The location at the corner of MetroCenter Blvd. and Dominican allows S-towners to slip in and out quickly via 3rd Av., but exiting the place to get on to 8th Av. via Dominican during rush hours might be a nightmare, since traffic spilling to and from 8th Av. from MetroCenter will be in full social darwinist mode. Nonetheless, many of us here are pleased to have our first coffee option on the North End.